Compare IBM Db2 vs. SAP SQL Anywhere

IBM Db2 is ranked 5th in Relational Databases with 8 reviews while SAP SQL Anywhere is ranked 19th in Relational Databases with 1 review. IBM Db2 is rated 8.0, while SAP SQL Anywhere is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of IBM Db2 writes "Robust, stable solution with good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP SQL Anywhere writes "A very fast and reliable solution, but the interface could be more user-friendly". IBM Db2 is most compared with Oracle Database, SQL Server and MySQL, whereas SAP SQL Anywhere is most compared with SQL Server, MySQL and SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise.
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Pros
When you submit a ticket the response time is quick.We had a crash of the backup system and the IBM DB2 was always up and consistent. It's robust, and for us, it was always up and running.The self-management and optimization features are probably the best on the marketThe solution is very stable, in both hardware and database.The most valuable features of this solution are security and stability.The scalability and availability of this solution are the most valuable features.The most valuable feature of this solution is the integration with other IBM products.Some of the most valuable features are the scaling from a small very cheap installation to a very large enterprise installation. In addition, the backups and assistance are good.

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We've found the solution very reliable overall. It's very fast.

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Cons
The price should be lower.The licensing fees can be reduced.The ease of use, or ease of management, could be improved.End-to-end encryption specifically is something the solution needs to have in the next release.It would be helpful to have more querying tools and more development tools for us to work easily with Microsoft.I would like to see better support for advanced analytics.The initial set up was complex.

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The interface is not easy in comparison to the SQL Server. It could be more user-friendly.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
I think that everyone knows that with IBM the standard price is higher than the others.We don't see what the specific price of the DB2 license is because we pay for the backup license as a package.Licensing fees are on a yearly basis.

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SQL Anywhere cost us about $400.

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Ranking
5th
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13,092
Comparisons
10,726
Reviews
8
Average Words per Review
361
Avg. Rating
8.0
19th
Views
2,561
Comparisons
2,160
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
299
Avg. Rating
7.0
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DB2Sybase SQL Anywhere
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Overview
DB2 Enterprise for Linux, UNIX, and Windows is the ideal data server for the most demanding workloads. New XML support is designed to help firms minimize the time and effort it takes to persist and use their XML data reducing development costs and improving business agility.

SAP SQL Anywhere enables companies to develop custom mobile and IoT application and rapidly design and deploy embedded database applications. The RDBMS solutions can provide secure, reliable data management and synchronization for thousands of mobile devices, Internet of Things (IoT) systems, and remote environments. They let business users work uninterrupted, even without a network connection.

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Sample Customers
Knorr-Bremse, Mizuho Bank Ltd., Australian Government Department of Defence, SCHWENK Zement, Friedhelm Loh Group, YAZAKI Europe Limited, Ekornes ASA, Baldor Electric, VSN Systemen BV, Lion Brewery (Ceylon) PLC, PLANSEE Group, TE Connectivity, Hansgrohe SE, Openmatics, University of TorontoAOK Bundesverband, Surgutneftegas Open Joint Stock Company, Molson Coors Brewing Company, City of Buenos Aires, ASR Group, Citrix, EarlySense, Usha International Limited, Automotive Resources International, Wªrth Group, Takisada-Osaka Co. Ltd., Coelba, RZD Russian Railways, National Basketball Association, TALLY WEiJL
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Financial Services Firm45%
Insurance Company18%
University18%
Transportation Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company33%
Insurance Company13%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm10%
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